America’s Fragile Communities: Valuing A College Education, But Doubting They Have Access To It
October 13, 2021
A recent survey conducted by the Center for Advancing Opportunities and Gallup reveals people living in fragile communities place a high value on college education but don’t believe it is accessible to them.
From the article:
The report, The State of Opportunity in America, is based on a 2019 survey (November 6, 2019 - January 7, 2020) of a representative sample of 6,941 residents living in “fragile communities” in 47 states and the District of Columbia. A fragile community is defined as a census tract that scores in the bottom quartile on three out of four socioeconomic criteria: employment, education, poverty and a composite index of wellbeing. A high percentage of people who live in fragile communities are struggling in their daily lives and have limited opportunities for social mobility.